Network Equipment Explained

Today's Businesses Needs

We live in a world where technology has become an integral part of our lives. Traditionally, it was a mere add-on. But today, it is a necessity. Therefore, as technology accelerates industries, businesses must maintain a secure, reliable network to keep their users connected to their systems. Ultimately, this foundation rests on network equipment and network devices.

About Network Equipment & Devices

Physical devices enable the hardware on a computer network to communicate and interact with each other. These devices are called network hardware or network equipment and network devices. They allow a network to work efficiently and effectively. With the rise in industries, network equipment, and devices are essential for scalability. They aid in successful communication, thus enhancing corporate standards. Besides promoting multiprocessing, the network hardware allows for the easy sharing of resources, data, and software. Some common examples of network equipment and network devices are Wi-Fi access points, routers, modems, backhaul PTP, and outdoor enclosures.

A Closer Look at Network Equipment & Devices

You should know the best options for your desired application. That’s why, below, we’ve explained in detail some of the most frequently bought network equipment and network devices.

Wi-Fi Access Points

Wireless access points or WAPs are networking devices that provide wireless connectivity. They create a wireless local area network (WLAN), mainly in offices or large buildings, acting as a hotspot. In other words, the WAP devices work as a portal for devices to connect to a LAN. They feature antennae and radio transmitters that facilitate connectivity between the internet and the router.

Wireless access points are great for modern businesses because they can handle over 60 synchronous connections each. They can support hundreds or thousands of users and cover up to 300 meters of space. With this device, you won’t have to experience any network interruptions. Besides, you can roam freely from room to room. While switching rooms, you won’t realize the devices are shifting smoothly from one AP to another without dropping the connection. WAPs enable you to work anywhere in the office. Additionally, WAPs provide internet in public places like restaurants, coffee shops, open-air shopping centers, airports, and train stations as well. Further, WAPs extend the wireless coverage of an existing network and increase the number of users it can support. Therefore, they are essential for medium to large enterprises too.


Short for modulator/demodulator, a modem brings internet service into the home by transmitting digital signals over analog telephone lines. It acts as a bridge between your router or computer and the broadband network. It's the modem’s one and only purpose. A computer can’t interact directly with your ISP phone lines. It’s because the computer and the internet work on different signal types. Therefore, a computer only understands digital signals (1’s and 0s’). In contrast, telephone lines transmit data in analog form. So, to convert the signals from digital to analog and analog to digital, it’s necessary to have a modem. A modem acts as a signal translator between them. It translates one signal to another to let computers and telephone lines interact with each other swiftly. There are about three common types of modems: DSL, Cable, and Fiber. They operate via different cable mediums, depending on your ISP. Modems have various uses, such as Point of Sale (PoS), remote management, maintenance, data transfers, home security monitoring, etc. To enjoy faster speeds, you should buy an updated modem version with the latest, efficient technology.

Wi-Fi Routers

To divide the internet connection offered by the modem into multiple lines of service for all of your home's streaming video devices, smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you will need a router. A router is a networking device that connects your devices to the modem. It delivers internet service to the devices in the home via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. It is best for homes and small businesses. You can use it to link an office or a home network (LAN) to the internet (WAN).

Keep in mind that you won't be able to obtain more internet bandwidth than you currently receive via the modem. There’s a possibility that if you have loads of devices connected and active at once, the connection may become dilute. As a result, you will face poor connectivity. At this point, having access to your router's administrative tools can be useful. You may frequently set priorities for which devices receive service first. Some more impressive features wireless routers offer are uptime reports, curfew hours, parental control, and improved password and network security.

Outdoor Enclosures

An enclosure is a cabinet or box that covers electrical or electronic equipment and protects against electrical shock. And an outdoor enclosure is network equipment that shields electronic or electrical equipment in outdoor applications. This includes building electrical and telecommunication rooms, chemical plants, manufacturing plants, mining, oil and gas facilities, and utilities.

Enclosures are often constructed of stiff polymers or metals like aluminum, steel, or stainless steel. They are graded to indicate their resistance to hazardous, non-hazardous, and other environmental conditions. In addition, they can also guard equipment against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. The types of equipment that an enclosure can protect include distribution boards, panelboards, circuit breakers, contactors, control panels, switches, pressurization and purging equipment and systems, and telephone cabinets.

Network Equipment at ISP Supplies

We have elite quality and outstanding performance products from MikroTik, Cambium Networks, TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Mimosa, and other leading brands. So, expect to see great things in store at ISP Supplies! We Have a lot to offer at ISP Supplies You will find a lot of things at ISP Supplies at budget-friendly prices. Following are the network equipment and devices that you can count on for your networking needs.

Wi-Fi Access Points

The modish design Wi-Fi Access Points at ISP Supplies offer incredible connectivity. They are perfect for lag-free 4K/8K streaming and gaming, speedy browsing, and swift downloading. They provide speeds of up to 6579 Mbps and have a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU as well. Moreover, we have mesh Wi-Fi that not only acts as a router but also as an AP and extender. It offers a 5800 sq. ft. coverage, connects 150 devices (max.), and provides connections with up to 1.8 Gbps speeds. We have Wi-Fi Access Points from Cambium, Grandstream, IgniteNet, MikroTik, Mimosa, TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Vilo, and other prominent manufacturers. They come with WPA, WPA2, and WPA3 encryption and security features, including parental control, Antivirus, and QoS.


Our high-performance modems are great for busy urban environments and off-the-grid outdoor networking. Additionally, the built-in cellular modem in our AP delivers up to 300 Mbps download and 50 Mbps uplink data rate. It supports 4G (LTE) connectivity and International/USA bands 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 20, 30, 31, 38, 40, 41n, 42, and 43. On top of that, our PtP modems offer up to 4 years of warranty and work out of the box! These cost-effective modems provide users with wireless and fixed broadband connectivity. What's more, our Cat6 LTE modem enables carrier aggregation, permitting SXT to use multiple LTE bands at once. Also, it includes two Ethernet ports and two Micro-SIM slots for backup. Further, the LTE advanced Cat15 indoor/outdoor modem with 8x4 MIMO feature provides instant 4G connectivity.

Wi-Fi Routers

We have wired and wireless routers from TP-Link, MikroTik, Ubiquiti, BaiCells, Cambium, TP-Link, Teltonika, Zyxel, and others. Our wired routers are clean looking, while the wireless routers have fashionable exteriors!

Wireless Routers

Our sleek wireless routers are ideal for blazing-fast streaming, surfing, downloading, and lag-free online gaming. With up to 8 powerful high-gain antennas, they provide boosted 360˚coverage. Plus, they deliver Wi-Fi signals throughout your home or office and serve multiple devices simultaneously. The dual-band Wi-Fi routers operate 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to deliver an impressive bandwidth of 6000 Mbps! They support IPv6 for next-generation internet protocol. Besides, they come with versatile USB connectivity, WPA3, and parental controls to manage the accessibility of connected devices. In addition, with their new connection notification feature, you can kick off any suspicious connection. We also provide gaming routers with 10,756 Mbps data throughput and portable home and travel routers with 300Mbps data rates.

Wired Routers

MikroTik's wired routers with up to 128 RAM feature dynamic routing, firewall, VPN, MPLS, load balancing, and more. They fit into any SOHO environment and have a desktop enclosure, LCD panel, and power supply. Furthermore, the 13-port routers with a 60GB M.2 drive offer a 7.5G (max.) throughput. Besides, Ubiquiti's world-leading performance EdgeRouters deliver up to 3.4 million pps for 64-byte packets. They feature a passive PoE passthrough option* to power an airMAX device. In addition, TP-Link's Gigabit routers have a robust hardware design. They support and manage up to 100× LAN-to-LAN IPSec, 50× OpenVPN*, 50× L2TP, and 50× PPTP VPN connections. TP-Link’s routers provide world-class security with advanced firewall policies, DoS defense, IP/MAC/URL filtering, One-Click ALG Activation, and more security functions.

Outdoor Enclosures

At ISP Supplies, we have both pole and wall-mountable enclosures from ALGcom, Tycon Systems, and LightSaber. Our weatherproof/UV resistant Polycarbonate & PVC Enclosures have gasket seals and can house diverse electronics. Further, the corrosion-resistant steel and aluminum enclosures prevent water, dirt, or insects from entering. They come with a fan kit and thermostat to control temperature. Additionally, the aesthetically pleasing, fully-assembled Telecom enclosures (HVAC) have up to 4-point locking on the front and rear doors. Their wind-proof, sun-proof, and rain-proof protection glass provides an extra secure, thermally-controlled environment.

Parting Words

ISP Supplies offers a comprehensive collection of its ultimate-performance network equipment and network devices with unmatched quality! So, don’t worry, you'll find plenty to choose from at ISP Supplies. Above all, the Wi-Fi access points, routers, modems, and outdoor enclosures from our dominant manufacturers will meet your networking needs.

Steve Discher

Steve Discher was born in Apple Valley, California and today makes his home in College Station, Texas with his wife and three children. He is a 1987 graduate of Texas A-M University and owns ISP Supplies, a wireless distribution company, and conducts MikroTik training classes. His hobbies include flying his Piper Cub and RV camping with his family.